Parks and Recreation's Leslie Knope is getting a nemesis next season. According to TVLine, Delocated creator Jon Glaser has just been cast for the show's fifth season to portray a town councilman and orthodontist who encounters Knope in her new gig as Pawnee city councilwoman. As showrunner Mike Schur puts it, Glaser "basically becomes Leslie’s nemesis. He doesn’t find her interesting or charming at all, and doesn’t care about her bright-eyed, bushy-tailed attitude toward making the town better...he just doesn’t like her." Hey, haters gonna hate.
Glaser is expected to appear in multiple episodes this season, along with the other town council members. According to Schur, "they’re going to be around a lot. Certainly not in every episode, but...they’ll float in and out as we need them."
Parks and Recreation returns to NBC this September.